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Regal Springs® from green to blue: pioneering change for a better world through collaborative effort

We are proud to announce that Regal Springs has become a member of the BLUE FOOD PARTNERSHIP’S SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE WORKING GROUP. Led by Friends of Ocean Action, this exciting initiative aims to harness the vast potential of sustainable aquaculture to help meet the nutritional needs of our fast-growing population in a way that fights climate change and works towards zero hunger

We are proud to announce that Regal Springs has become a member of the BLUE FOOD PARTNERSHIP’S SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE WORKING GROUP. Led by Friends of Ocean Action, this exciting initiative aims to harness the vast potential of sustainable aquaculture to help meet the nutritional needs of our fast-growing population in a way that fights climate change and works towards zero hunger.
Global consumption of seafood has doubled in the last 50 years and is expected to double again by 2050, which will have environmental and social implications. Therefore, harnessing this opportunity requires transparent and sustainable blue food value chains so that we scale the sector within nature’s limits.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) states that 34% of fish stocks are already overfished, while a further 60 % are being fished at maximum sustainable levels. Meanwhile between 30 to 35% of the fish harvested is either lost or wasted. This is unsustainable and inefficient and contributes to the 8% of total man-made greenhouse gas emissions arising from food loss and waste .

Quote: Alois Hofbauer, CEO of Regal Springs:
“Our Tilapia are at the corner stone of world food security. By farming responsibly, we add precious protein to world food supplies helping to preserve threated ocean fish stocks. With wild stocks in some regions fished near to capacity, aquaculture will contribute most of the additional fish produced and consumed in the future …

…. From humble beginnings over 30 years ago, providing livelihoods to remote rural communities has been at the heart of our business with our founders believing in “Doing Well by Doing Good”, he declared. “By scaling up sustainable aquaculture, Regal Springs can help what we define as the Blue Food Movement to accelerate the food systems transformation we need for people and planet, while stimulating new avenues for economic growth and jobs for millions of people worldwide.”

The Blue Food Partnership catalyses science-based actions towards sustainable, healthy, nutritious, and affordable blue food value chains. Its members collaborate to build the sustainability of blue food by engaging in thought leadership, working groups and public activities to elevate the critical role of sustainable blue food in the broader food systems transformation.

Laurent Develle, Head of Corporate Affairs adds.
Regal Springs welcomes the opportunity to contribute responsibly farmed tilapia as a low impact way to provide sustainable, healthy, nutritious, and affordable blue foods that address growing population needs through our collaboration with the multi-stakeholder Blue Food Partnership’s Sustainable Aquaculture Working Group”
www.weforum.org/blue-food-partnership

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